Staff Biography

Caelen Ball

Former Neighborhood Advocate

Caelen Ball is a third generation son of Ballard. When he was in high school, his parents moved the family out to beautiful Bainbridge Island where he found himself missing urban life — homesickness for Seattle continued on into his college pursuits. Classically trained in structural engineering with an emphasis in earthquake design, he loves steel, glass, and concrete. He primarily writes about Ballard land use (hopefully home to future TOD) and Sound Transit packages, both emphasizing long-range planning.

Recent Articles

Mapping Historic Ballard Grand Reveal Today

It's been a long haul since the November kick-off, but wait until you see what over a hundred volunteers mapped over 1,000+ hours and what it reveals. There's an extraordinary amount of historic buildings in...

Sunday Video: New Area Code (564) Instructions

For years, the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission has tried to conserve phone number batches within the (206), (253), (360), and (425) area codes from exhaustion, and the effort was largely successful leading...

Mapping Historic Ballard: Shingletown To Tomorrow Call For Volunteers

It’s time to hit the streets for the survey portion of the Mapping Historic Ballard portion of the Department of Neighborhood’s Small & Simple Grant to Ballard Historical Society. Mapping Historic Ballard is a community...

Seahawks 2016 Divisional Series Outlook

Hey fellow 12s! Here is a quick ELO summary of the 2015 season and wildcard game for your Seattle Seahawks. By Fivethirtyeight’s week-to-week ELO score, the Seahawks are the best team of the four NFC...

Lynnwood Link FEIS Now Available!

Now that Lynnwood’s FEIS has been published, transit nerds can get a look at the likely outcome for station locations, cost and alignment. Here are the big takeaways: Segment A (Preferred Alternative) Two stations at NE...